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Keith R Berding, Kenneth F Young: Head suspension having reduced torsional vibration. Read Rite Corporation, Mark Lauer, October 23, 2001: US06307715 (188 worldwide citation)

A transducer suspension for a drive system has a beam which is bendable in a vertical direction for holding the transducer adjacent to the media, but is torsionally stiff for quicker access times and reduced noise and errors. This inherently contradictory performance occurs by joining a laterally el ...


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Laurence B Boucher, Stephen E J Blightman, Peter K Craft, David A Higgen, Clive M Philbrick, Daryl D Starr: Passing a communication control block to a local device such that a message is processed on the device. Alacritech, Mark Lauer, T Lester Wallace, May 21, 2002: US06393487 (184 worldwide citation)

A system for protocol processing in a computer network has an intelligent network interface card (INIC) or communication processing device (CPD) associated with a host computer. The INIC provides a fast-path that avoids protocol processing for most large multi-packet messages, greatly accelerating d ...


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Yingjian Chen, Yugang Wang, Francis Liu, Xizeng Shi, Kyusik Sin, Hugh Craig Hiner: Magnetic heads for perpendicular recording with trapezoidal pole tips. Western Digital, Mark Lauer, Silicon Edge Law Group, October 26, 2004: US06809899 (183 worldwide citation)

Electromagnetic transducers are disclosed having write poles with a leading edge that is smaller than a trailing edge, which can reduce erroneous writing for perpendicular recording systems. The write poles may have a trapezoidal shape when viewed from a direction of an associated medium. The write ...


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David A Burns: TCP offload device that load balances and fails-over between aggregated ports having different MAC addresses. Alacritech, T Lester Wallace, Mark Lauer, Silicon Edge Law Group, August 30, 2005: US06938092 (176 worldwide citation)

TCP/IP traffic passing over a TCP connection is initially load balanced by a TCP offload network interface device (NID) in fast-path between multiple ports of an aggregation team. A failure then occurs on one of the ports. Processing of the TCP connection then switches to slow-path. The function of ...


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Peter K Craft, Clive M Philbrick, Laurence B Boucher, Daryl D Starr, Stephen E J Blightman, David A Higgen: Port aggregation for network connections that are offloaded to network interface devices. Alacritech, Mark Lauer, T Lester Wallace, February 3, 2004: US06687758 (175 worldwide citation)

At least one intelligent network interface card (INIC) is coupled to a host computer to offload protocol processing for multiple network connections, reducing the protocol processing of the host. Plural network connections can maintain, via plural INIC ports and a port aggregation switch, an aggrega ...


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Arshad Alfoqaha, Mohamad T Krounbi, Sandrawattie Sankar, David J Seagle, Kenneth R Young: Inductive transducer with reduced pole tip protrusion. Western Digital, Mark Lauer, Silicon Edge Law Group, June 15, 2004: US06751055 (173 worldwide citation)

An inductive transducer has inorganic nonferromagnetic material disposed in an apex region adjacent to a submicron nonferromagnetic gap in a magnetic core. The inorganic nonferromagnetic material has a much lower coefficient of thermal expansion than that of hardbaked photoresist, reducing pole tip ...


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Hai Jiang, Yingjian Chen, Xiaozhong Dang, Mohamad T Krounbi: Magnetically soft, high saturation magnetization laminates of iron-cobalt-nitrogen and iron-nickel. Western Digital, Mark Lauer, Silicon Edge Law Group, August 17, 2004: US06778358 (172 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, a laminated structure including a first plurality of layers containing primarily-iron FeCoN interleaved with a second plurality of layers containing primarily iron FeNi is disclosed. The structure has an easy axis of magnetization and a hard axis of magnetization, has a magnetic satur ...


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Bogdan M Simion, Yingjian Chen, Mark S Miller: Bias layers which are formed on underlayers promoting in-plane alignment of the c-axis of cobalt used in magnetoresistive transducers. Read Rite Corporation, Mark Lauer, February 6, 2001: US06185081 (170 worldwide citation)

Bias layers for a magnetoresistive (MR) sensor have an in-plane easy axis of magnetization for providing a longitudinal bias to MR layers. The bias layers include cobalt (Co), and are formed on various underlayers having crystalline structures that encourage an in-plane alignment of the C-axis of th ...


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Liubo Hong, Kenneth E Knapp: MR sensor with blunt contiguous junction and slow-milling-rate read gap. Read Rite Corporation, Mark Lauer, March 6, 2001: US06198608 (163 worldwide citation)

A magnetoresistive sensor has a read gap that is made of a slow ion milling rate material. The slow milling rate read gap allows a blunt end to be formed for the sensor without excessive overmilling into the read gap. The read gap may also be formed of plural layers with at least one of the layers h ...


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Niranjan Gopinathan, Francis W Ryan, Eric T Sladek, James A Tiernan, Michael A Stacy, Dulyarat Mokararat: Laminated carbon-containing overcoats for information storage system transducers. Read Rite Corporation, Mark Lauer, August 13, 2002: US06433965 (163 worldwide citation)

Plural carbon-containing overcoats are formed on a media-facing surface of an information storage system head. The plural carbon-containing overcoats can mitigate corrosion without increasing head-media spacing. A first of the overcoats may be formed prior to creation of contact or air bearing featu ...